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Collaborative refinement of emergency plans through public engagement

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posted on 2011-12-22, 09:58 authored by Maria Carmen Penades, Marcos R.S. Borges, Adriana Vivacqua, Jose H. Canos, Carlos Solis
Emergency plans are fundamental for the speedy and effective response in disaster situations. Plans are often constructed by teams of experts, who apply their expertise to define response procedures, but lack part of location-specific knowledge that can be very relevant to make decisions during responses. Such knowledge is, however, in the minds of people who use those spaces every day, but are not involved in the planning processes. In this paper, we advocate for citizens' involvement in emergency plan elaboration via Public Participation, a mechanism long time used in other areas of egovernment. We define the steps of a collaborative process for the elicitation of citizen's knowledge via Public Participation. A summary of the results of an initial case study is used to demonstrate the feasibility of our proposal for improving emergency plans

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7th International Conference on Collaborative Computing:Networking, Applications and Worksharing;10/2011

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non-peer-reviewed

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SFI, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico – www.cnpq.br), FAPERJ, CAPES/MECD Cooperation Program

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English

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